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Posted by mscho59, Sep 17, 2008.

This looks like a great community. I've never collected wines or payed attention to vineyards or vintages. However, I just bought my first case of 2005 Bordeaux to cellar for a decade. Feeling a bit impulsive! I'd love to talk about wines, balancing wines for now and those for later. Looking forward

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Reply by oceank8, Sep 18, 2008.

Welcome to Snooth! 2005 Bordeaux should be pretty good. I have a hard time cellaring wine for very long, I want to drink it as soon as I get it. You have definitely found the right place to talk about wine!

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Sep 18, 2008.

Ocean says it right -- welcome to Snooth! What's your cellaring setup like? Or are you using a third party storage company?

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 22, 2008.

Welcome Matt!

As you know 2005 is a killer Bordeaux vintage. What did you buy? I love your take on buying wine. A balanced approach is the key, not only for wines to drink now and later but wines of different styles so that you find your own ride to vinous happiness. And don't forget a few bottles of mature wine, just to make sure your going to like those 05's down the road a bit!

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Reply by mscho59, Sep 22, 2008.

hey all, picked up a case of Chateau D'aurilhac haut medoc 2005. Day to day, love a rich cotes du rhone. I never seem to be able to keep most wine around for an entire season. I haven;t explored a broad range of reds. I find what i like and enjoy it over time so i am loving reading about everybody's favorites.
I have never cellared wine until this month. I am keeping wine in a dark deep corner of my basement. It is cool and rarely very dry since the space is well below ground. Who knows if i'll put enough cash into wine to be stressed by this storage method. They don't call it a "cellar" for nothing, right? Am I just delusional?

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Reply by oceank8, Sep 23, 2008.

Sounds like a good spot for wine. In Southern California we don't have basements so we have to invest in wine fridges.

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 23, 2008.

Hey mscho,

That's the way I started, but with a case of 1982 Poujeaux! Your D'Aurilhac should be fine for the decade. Wine is much more sturdy than many people would have us believe. As long as your cellar temp stays below 70F or so you'll be fine. The wine will age more quickly than at, say, 58F but it willl still deliver a great, mature wine drinking experience when you are ready to crack the bottles. I would suggest trying a bottle around it's tenth birthday just to guage its evolution and to see just how aged you want your wines. Good luck with your cellar but be careful. Buying wine starts slow but over the years it can get totally out of hand! Not that that is a bad thing.


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